What is Peer Support?

In behavioral health, a peer is usually used to refer to someone who has lived experience with mental health, addiction or trauma recovery. Peers walk alongside you, offering hope, connection, emotional support and provide practical assistance as you work toward wellness and recovery.

BCN Peer Run Organizations

The organizations below offer support groups, activities, recovery events, opportunities for leadership and more!

As an OHP Member you can access peer services at any time even if you are not using other treatment services.

Behavioral Care Network - We Can Help You Find Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Services. For OHP Members of Willamette Valley Community Health

Youth ERA (formerly Youth Move Oregon)

Everyone is born with greatness. Empowerment washes away the darkness to reveal the light. If you are 14-25 you can become part of a new era of strong and confident youth. At Youth ERA you can gain leadership skills and learn to speak up for yourself and causes you believe in.

Check out Youth ERA

Behavioral Care Network - We Can Help You Find Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Services. For OHP Members of Willamette Valley Community HealthRecovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC)

At ROCC you can work on improving yourself while also having fun. ROCC is open 365 days a year and is a great place to get connected. Attend support groups, use the computer lab, even make art and go to events with your peers.

Check out ROCC

Behavioral Care Network - We Can Help You Find Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Services. For OHP Members of Willamette Valley Community Health

Project ABLE

People with mental health challenges can and do recover. Peer to peer connections are powerful. Project ABLE will connect you with a peer to support you in your recovery. You can also go to activities and support groups every week at Project ABLE.

Check out Project Able

Behavioral Care Network - We Can Help You Find Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Services. For OHP Members of Willamette Valley Community HealthOregon Family Support Network (OFSN)

Every family deserves to be heard and understood. OFSN can connect you with a family partner. This person can listen and support parents like you because they’ve been there too. They can encourage you when things get tough.

Check out OFSN

Behavioral Care Network - We Can Help You Find Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Services. For OHP Members of Willamette Valley Community HealthDual Diagnosis Anonymous (DDA)

To live without hope is to cease to live. Working the traditional 12 steps plus 5 with other people in both mental health and addiction recovery could be a great way to continue – or start- your path to recovery.

Check out DDA

Marion-Polk Peer Coalition

To learn about additional peer focused organizations and services visit the Marion-Polk Peer Coalition.

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